Kissinger Offers Blueprint for Defusing Crisis in Ukraine

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Kissinger Offers Blueprint for Defusing Crisis in Ukraine

Kissinger Offers Blueprint for Defusing Crisis in Ukraine

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Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 09:49 AM

By Elliot Jager

  
Resolving the Ukrainian crisis requires Moscow to accept that Ukraine will not again become its satellite, and for the West to accept that Ukraine is too integral to Russian civilization to be treated as just another independent country, Henry Kissinger wrote in a commentary published in The Washington Post.

Kissinger, 90, was U.S. secretary of state from 1973 to 1977 under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He is associated with the realpolitik school of political science, which prefers finding solutions based on diplomacy and power not ideology. 

He warned against demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Doing so is no basis for policy but is “an alibi for the absence of one,” he wrote.

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